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Goleta County Beach

5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-967-1300
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A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-967-1300
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Reviewed yesterday

I grew up playing at Goleta Beach often. It has a playground, ample parking, many grassy picnic areas, a long shore to walk on, a long pier, and restaurant available. My only negative would be that some of the parties get kinda loud on weekends...More

Thank janahn875
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can have pic nics, celebrations, grand BBQs, kayak, paddle board, enjoy the kids playground with little ones, take a beautiful sunset walk for an hour or more towards town, or towards campus point, and catch all the surfing going on at the point, in...More

Thank doris s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a brief stop here before flying home. The beach is narrow but it's clean, plenty of parking, just a short drive from the highway.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Been going to it for over 25 years. There is a playground for children, a pier to walk on and fish from.

Thank travellingmom_31
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The beach in Goleta is a little slice of paradise that isn't over crowded at all. I found some great shells on this beach as well as some amazing pieces of driftwood.

Thank Abbi W
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The beach is littered with tar and sharp items. Not suitable for kids. This is especially bad towards the Bacara hotel. Remember to bring tar wipes if you go and wear cloth you do not care about.

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is not where I'd bring a guest who wants to experience the beach. There are places one cannot approach the water because of erosion and ensuing work.

Thank SantaBarbarians
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Easy access, free parking, clean beach. Great bird watching. The list is endless. Wonderful place to take the family, friends or just yourself.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very pretty beach with lots of parking and it has a small pier that you can walk out on. You can get your feet right down in the sand and the waves were fairly mild. There is a nice restaurant adjacent to the pier where...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stop here for one last walk on the beach before flying out of Santa Barbara airport because its so close. Usually there is adequate parking available for a short visit.

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Karen D
Is there free parking?
24 May 2016|
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Response from Reiling | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of free parking.